Homeowner’s and Builder’s Guide to Energy Efficient Water Heating

Selecting the right water heater for a home can have an ongoing impact on energy bills, as well as home comfort. This guide reviews some recent changes affecting the industry and how homeowners, builders, and contractors can select the best water heater for a home.

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What You Need to Know About New Water Heater Regulations

New standards for water heaters will force changes on homeowners, builders and plumbing contractors while saving tons of carbon dioxide emissions and energy at the same time. This white paper explores some of the changes that homeowners and building professionals should understand about home water heaters.

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What to Look for When Shopping for a Tankless Water Heater

Many homeowners are considering a tankless water heater as one possible option to meet their needs. There are many reasons to use tankless water heaters, but it's also important to know whether it's the right choice for your home. This white paper identifies factors that you should consider when shopping for a tankless water heater.

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Is a tank or tankless water heater right for your home?

With changes in the efficiency regulations for home water heaters, more people are considering a tankless water heater.

Tame the water and energy-wasting monster in your home

Homeowners, contractors and plumbers are making an eco-friendly change, and fast.

How do you know what size water heater your home needs?

When you walk into the plumbing aisle at the big box store, water heaters are sold by the capacity of the tank in most cases. But this isn't always the most important number.

Water heater options for radiant heating

Radiant heating systems supply heat directly to the floor or to panels in the wall or ceiling of a house. When radiant heating is located in the floor, it is often called radiant floor heating or simply floor heating.

Water-saving technologies battle drought conditions

Low-flow toilets and other technology innovations can help save water in every home, and each step can make a difference.

What is scale in my water heater?

Scale is a buildup of minerals inside your hot water heater and on plumbing fixtures. It's primarily calcium and magnesium, which looks like white particles or pieces of paper in plumbing fixtures.

Award-winning net zero energy home heats and cools with geothermal system

When Carl Benker and his wife, Elizabeth Wegner, designed their first home, the couple never intended to win contests or awards.

Why did my neighbor's water heater last longer than mine?

Talking with an old friend, you find out that he had to replace his water last weekend. You both moved into your new homes in different states in the same month. His water heater last only 10 years, but yours is still going strong. What happened?

What is a condensing tank water heater?

If you're in the market for a top energy efficient water heater and want to stay with a storage tank unit, consider a condensing water heater. They're a good option if your home uses gas and you need a unit with a capacity of 55 gallons or more.

Tankless water heaters already exceed new energy standards

As the NAECA 2015 rules change the water heater landscape by requiring higher efficiency, building professionals and consumers face new challenges when choosing a water heater. Kristen Metropoulos, product manager with Bosch Thermotechnology, reviewed some of the benefits of tankless...

Don't let scale weigh down your water heater

That crusty white or green substance on your shower wall, showerhead or faucet is called lime scale or scale deposits. If you can see it in your plumbing fixtures, keep in mind the same thing is happening inside your water heater.

Water heater design ensures energy efficiency

Water heaters continue to gain efficiencies through innovative engineering that grabs energy that used to be wasted.

Electric tank water heater booster solves installation challenges

Under NAECA efficiency regulations when into effect in April 2016, it can be difficult to replace or install a large capacity electric tank water heater.

IBS video: Builders must be educated to meet demands for smart homes

As technology reaches further into homes, building professionals will have to be educated to select and integrate the right products for the job.

Know your water heater numbers

It can be confusing to shop for a water heater. Most people want the most efficient unit, but don't want to pay more than they have to. So here are some things to keep in mind when you're looking for a water heater.

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